MoDOT Lists Significant Summer Work Zones
JEFFERSON CITY – To help ease your summer travel planning, the Missouri Department of Transportation offers a list of high-impact work zones.
Although MoDOT’s construction budget is about half of what it was two years ago, drivers will encounter significant work zones as MoDOT and its contractors work to best preserve the state’s transportation system with the funding that is available.
“You’ll notice orange signs and messages on roadside boards that provide directions to help you move safely through work zones,” said MoDOT State Construction and Maintenance Engineer Dave Ahlvers.
In addition to the construction areas on the list, drivers should be aware of smaller, moving operations such as mowing, minor repairs and motorist assistance.
“When you see MoDOT vehicles using flashing yellow lights, we ask you to move over or slow down,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright. “We appreciate all you can do to help our coworkers make it home safely each day.”
Work zone location information is available up to a week in advance on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map located www.modot.org or on the free smartphone app available in both Apple and Android app stores. Motorists can also call toll-free 1-888-ASK MoDOT (888-275-6636) to ask questions 24 hours a day.
While most work zones will not be active during the Memorial Day weekend, it might be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.